24 months
13794 EUR/year
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Do you want to transform products and systems in order to achieve greater sustainability? The Sustainable Design programme of Aalborg University is focusing particularly on design and development of sustainable solutions.


Focus on The Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Design programme of Aalborg University combines sustainable product design with tools from innovation theory and user-oriented design. Visualisation and experimentation are important strategies to develop new innovative solutions, which can overcome system dependencies and achieve sustainable system transformation in various societal sectors.

You engage in challenging design-oriented problem solving in collaboration with NGO´s, companies, public institutions and professional groups. Perhaps you design and develop future relief tents, robot vacuum cleaners or bike airbags. You can also work with rehabilitation of older, energy-efficient mobility or waste systems in cities.

The programme includes interdisciplinary components to satisfy the need for combining methods from social science and technology studies with technical subjects and design practices. You will gain the ability to understand, stage and carry out innovative processes leading to design and the implementation of sustainable products, services and socio-material system solutions through involvement of relevant actors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Project: Staging Collaborative Design For Sustainability
  • Project: Design For Sustainable Transitions
  • Design In Organisations
  • Market Creation And Entrepreneurship
  • Production Systems And Sustainability
  • Sustainable Transitions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants with a legal right of admission (retskrav)

  • Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design (AAU)

Applicants without legal right of admission:

  • Bachelor of Science in Design and Innovation (DTU)
  • Bachelor of Science in Integrated Design (SDU)
  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Design, specialisation in Industrial Design (AAU)

All applicants without a legal claim must prove that their English language qualifications is equivalent to level B (Danish level) in English

You can also apply for enrolment if you have completed a similar Bachelor education at a Danish or foreign university. In this case your educational course will be evaluated individually. We emphasise that you have achieved qualifications within the following fields:

  • scientific, technical and engineerical qualifications
  • qualifications within design and visualisation
  • qualifications within the socio-technical field

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13794 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6897 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • 51,300 DKK per semester

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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